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First year physical activity findings from turn up the HEAT (Healthy Eating and Activity Time) in summer day camps

Background Summer day camps (SDCs) serve 14 million children yearly in the U.S. and aim to provide participating children with 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study evaluated an intervention designed to increase the percent of children meeting this MVPA guideline. Design Two-group, pre-post quasi-experimental. Setting/Participants Twenty SDCs...

Evaluation of GoGirlGo!; A practitioner based program to improve physical activity

Background GoGirlGo! (GGG) is designed to increase girls’ physical activity (PA) using a health behavior and PA-based curriculum and is widely available for free to afterschool programs across the nation. However, GGG has not been formally evaluated. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the GGG curricula to improve PA, and self-efficacy for and...

How many steps/day are enough? for children and adolescents

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity How Many Steps/Day are Enough? for Children and Adolescents Catrine Tudor-Locke 0 1 Cora L Craig 1 Michael W Beets 1 Sarahjane